Action I am encouraging: Mental Health Sticky Notes On The White Board
The month of February at Aligned Life is all about improving our mental health and our awareness of what helps to stabilize our thoughts when we experience challenges. To help give suggestions as to effective strategies for improving one’s mental health we have posted a whiteboard in front of the adjustment area. I am encouraging everyone who would like to participate to take a sticky note from the whiteboard, write down what you do to improve your mindset, and post it on the board! My hope for this project is to encourage some creativity and a set of best practices for how to create a resilient mind in a turbulent time!
Book I am re-reading: Tools of Titans by Tim Ferris
This book is my all-time favorite bathroom book! This means that it sits by the toilet and is read while using the facilities. The reason why this is the perfect environment for this book is due to its short (just a couple of pages) chapters. Each chapter includes the highlights from an interview between Ferris and a person of interest. Ferris asked two hundred people the same set of questions and attempted to see if there were overlaps between their answers. The information found in this book is often profound, funny, inspiring, and easy to digest. Like I said, perfect for a bathroom break!
Quote I am repeating: “Losers have goals, winners have systems.” ~ Tim Ferris in Tools of Titans
The final step to any goal-setting session in my opinion must be the creation of systems that will help support the goals. Otherwise, all you have created is a list of wants. This leaves a tremendous amount of room for error and encourages a lack of follow-through which can often lead people towards a negative feedback loop. Make sure that you time block your schedule to ensure that you are working towards your objectives each week and ask yourself the following question; “What system would I need to create in order for my goals to be achieved easily?”
Have a kick ass week everyone!
Dr. Devin Shea, DC